These images from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show the high, arid, Tibetan Plateau in Asia. Tibet lies north of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. The Plateau is dotted with a mixture of fresh and salt water lakes. For example, the two lakes in the left-center portion of the image near the Nepal-China border are fresh water, while the large lakes in the cluster to the northeast are salt water. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/14/02. Data End Date: 12/14/02.
September 4, 2010 Subject:
Tibetan Plateau image from NASA
Excellent photograph. It would be useful to include links to other images if parts of the Tibetan plateau could be zoomed in. I tried to zoom in at the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar area, but it became fuzzy.
Other than that, its a good initiative to place such images on public domain.